TWPC’s Art Blogs

Drawing your breath….

“If we live as we breathe, take in and let go, we cannot go wrong.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes I recently had one of those days. All day I felt on edge, listless, and frustrated. I wanted to relax and yet I wanted to be productive. I tried, but I

finding light over darkness

What is the real meaning of Diwali? Just a token celebrating of good over evil with the lamps and festivities, or the illuminating of the darkness of the mind and compassionate action? As I lit the lamps in my home this year, for the first time I took a moment

She let go……

The phrase “let it go” used to really irritate me because I didn’t know what it meant or exactly how to do it. And there are times when I still struggle with it a lot. As an analytical person, I need visual aids and practical steps to help me understand

Bring your inner child to work.

My first self-date was a small and low-key adventure many years ago: a movie in the middle of the day. It felt amazing to finally conquer one of my worst fears and not having to be accompanied by someone. And this is when my confidence really set in. It was

Curiosity replaces fear….

‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’ ~ Rumi This is one of my favorite quotes because it resonates on so many levels. For me, art is love expressing itself in visual

The magic in the mess.

I am smiling because something has clicked. My morning pages threw this at me. Life is both messy and magical. I have visual and emotional proof for that, and I bet you do too. The magic and the mess (and the magic in the mess) tends to play out beautifully

The whitepaper creative

The goodness of showing up…….

  I have begun to question thoughts that bring me pain. No matter how noble they sound. Especially generational and cultural thought patterns. here is one I heard all the time growing up and even these days – A long resume does not put you in a good light. It

This is me exhausted and the opposite of “put together”. I am smiling because even though I am tired, I showed up for myself and my goals. No, I did not hustle. But the opposite. I rested and binge watched Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I needed this rest. I have been

The road not taken….

Time spent in the studio has been productive over the past couple of weeks. I have been working very hard to set up the space. At the same time, I have been exploring the paints again, indulging myself straight out-of-the-tube. White and black have been calling to me. For some

Transform with Art

Goodbye, Comfort Zone. Hello, Transformation. These past few months, change has been knocking loudly at my door and pulling my heart strings in unknown directions far outside of my comfort zone. While we humans fear change and crave the cozy comforts of certainty, it is exactly that that holds us